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Luxury

Peru & Galápagos Discovery

Lima to Guayaquil
18 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: ISG18
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation
  • Pricing & Availability

Trip Highlights

Heart of the Inca Empire

Discover the fascinating history of the Incas as you explore ancient Sacred Valley and incredible Machu Picchu

The islands of Lake Titicaca

Cruise to the home of the local Uros people - a group of more than 40 man-made islands created from floating reeds

The Ultimate Wildlife Wonder

Home to thousands of animal and marine species, the Galapagos Islands is a definite must-see destination

Your Vacation Includes

  • All flights within South America
  • Services of an APT Tour Director
  • Sightseeing in eight locations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusion in Cusco
  • All transfers, tipping and porterage
  • Finest dining - a total of 39 meals

Map & Itinerary

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South America Map ISG18 2019

Lima to Guayaquil

Designed Exclusively for APT guests
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories

This evening, arrive in Lima and transfer to your hotel to meet your fellow guests.

Stay: Two Nights: Country Club Lime Hotel

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

A visit to a private hacienda will showcase regional traditions. Arrive to the upbeat rhythms of live music and dance, before a delicious lunch and a Peruvian Paso horse show.


Explore the World Heritage-listed Historic Centre of Lima on a guided tour.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

During a weaving demonstration, learn how the colourful materials of South America are created.


Board a flight to Cusco. On arrival, travel to Chincheros, a small Andean village in the Sacred Valley.

Stay: Two Nights: Sacred Valley, Tambo del Inka, Luxury Collection by Starwood

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

See the glistening salt pools spill over the terraced slopes at the Maras salt mine.


Travel to Moray, followed by lunch overlooking the Andean mountains.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Board the Inca Rail train in first class and travel through lush forest to Machu Picchu.


Enjoy lunch onboard the Inca Rail train and savour views from Observatory-Lounge with its open balcony. On arrival, set off on a locally guided tour of the lost city of the Incas, Machu Picchu.

Stay: Machu Picchu, Sumaq Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

This morning, you may return to experience Machu Picchu at your own pace. Afterwards, rejoin your group and board the Mapi Train for your return trip to the Sacred Valley. You’ll then transfer by coach to Cusco. (The more adventurous can replace Day 6 touring with an eight-hour hike to Machu Picchu. Revisit Machu Picchu the next morning for your guided tour. Must be pre booked. Please enquire for pricing information).

Stay: Two Nights: Cusco, JW Marriott Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

For lunch today, you may choose from Barrio Ceviche or enjoy a fine dining experience at MAP Café.


A walking tour of Cusco will take you to the square in the city’s historic heart, the Plaza de Armas, as well as the sacred sites of Koricancha and Cusco Cathedral.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Today board the luxury Belmond Andean Explorer train for your two-night escape.


Journey across the giant peaks and wide open spaces of the highest plains of the Andes to reach iconic Lake Titicaca, the birthplace of the Incas.

Stay: Two Nights: Belmond Andean Explorer

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Early risers will be rewarded with a stunning sunrise before you enjoy sumptuous breakfast on board. It’s then time to head off to explore the birthplace of the sun, Lake Titicaca. Enjoy a boat ride out to the Uros Islands and Taquile Island where you will savour a private lunch on the beach.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Join a delicious ‘Bean to Bar’ chocolate workshop. Enjoy tastings of Peruvian chocolate and create your own flavours.


Visit Sambay Caves, home to paintings that are thousands of years old. Then, enjoy lunch on board before arriving in Arequipa. Blessed by 300 days of sunshine annually and filled with incredibly dazzling white stone buildings, the ‘White City’ is definitely a delight to explore.

Stay: Two Nights: Arequipa, Casa Andina Private Collection

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Embark on a city tour, visiting the World Heritage-listed centre where you can admire the beautiful colonial architecture, including the 16th-century Santa Catalina Convent.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

This morning after breakfast, transfer to the airport for your onward flight to Guayaquil via Lima. Relax at your hotel after dinner.

Stay: Guayaquil Hilton

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Today, check into Finch Bay Hotel for four nights on the Galápagos Islands.


This morning, fly to Baltra Island, in the heart of the Galápagos Islands National Park. Some 1,000 kilometres from South America, the Galápagos Islands are often referred to as a living museum that acts as a showcase of evolution. Take a short ferry ride across the channel to Santa Cruz Island before checking into Finch Bay Galápagos Hotel – your home for the next four nights. During your time here, you will explore the incredible Galápagos Islands National Park aboard your hotel’s private yacht. Take advantage of the included kayaks and snorkelling equipment to explore the many hidden coves and beaches nearby. You’ll also enjoy getting up close to the region’s unique wildlife and stunning landscapes.

Stay: Four Nights: Santa Cruz Island, Finch Bay Galápagos Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Enjoy a full day exploring the fascinating Galápagos Islands aboard a private yacht with only 20 guests, before savouring a delicious buffet lunch. Your yacht offers day trips to different sites within the National Park including the wildlife-rich North Seymour, iconic Bartolome, the wild and rugged South Plaza, and the beautiful Santa Fe. Tonight, relax at Finch Bay Galápagos Hotel after dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Today explore the Galápagos Highlands to see plant life exude from basalt rock as well as the giant tortoises wallowing in muddy banks or small ponds. On the return to Puerto Ayora, visit one of the island’s lava tunnels. Perhaps visit Tortuga Bay a stunning white sand beach where turtles seasonally lay their eggs or kayak along the shore line encountering the playful seals that frequent these waters.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Enjoy another day exploring the unique Galápagos Islands by yacht. Home to an astonishing array of native animals, the Galápagos Islands are unlike any other place in the world. Today, get up close to the incredible creatures that call this region home such as blue-footed boobies, iguanas, whales, dolphins, penguins and crabs, to name just a few. Each island boasts its own unique landscape, ranging from barren black, volcanic rocks to white sand beaches melting into gemstone-blue waters.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Make your way to Baltra Island airport for your return flight to Guayaquil airport.

Stay: Guayaquil Hilton

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  • Dinner

After breakfast, your South American adventure concludes with a transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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Travel & Accommodation

First Class through the Andes

Step aboard the Belmond Andean Explorer train and spend two nights in luxury, discovering sights along the way

Stay Amid a Natural Wonderland

In the heart of the Galapagos Islands, award-winning Finch Bay Galápagos Hotel is perfectly positioned for discovery

Internal Flights Included

Getting between each destination has never been easier as all flights within South America are included

It has been a privilege to welcome so many guests aboard APT’s award-winning journeys, and a joy to see those guests fall in love with each new experience the world presents.